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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Wide Angle Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Blue) (Old Model)

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  • 12-megapixel resolution for high-quality, poster-size prints
  • 3.6x wide-angle dual image stabilized zoom
  • Waterproof (10 ft); Shockproof (5 ft); Freezeproof (14 degrees F)
  • One-touch button captures HD video in 720p
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details

Color: Blue
  • Brand Name: Olympus
  • Model: STYLUS TOUGH-3000 Blue
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 3.6 x
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Product Details

Color: Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 0.9 x 2.6 inches ; 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0031RGESQ
  • Item model number: STYLUS TOUGH-3000 Blue
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,763 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 1, 2010

Product Description

Color: Blue

From the Manufacturer

When family time is an adventure. The Stylus Tough-3000 is loads of fun for the whole family.Whether you’re relaxing at the pool or away on a ski weekend, it lets you take perfect photos--and record HD movies--without worrying about a thing. You can drop it in the pool. Drop it on the ground. Even in the snow. It bounces right back.

Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 Highlights

Waterproof (10 ft)
A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater.

Shockproof (5 ft)
Accidents happen. A rugged body and revolutionary shock-absorbing construction are designed to withstand a 5-foot drop, bump or other mishap.

Freezeproof (14 degrees F)
Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter fun, this camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures!

Dual Image Stabilization
The 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, which keeps your shot steady by compensating for camera shake, combines with Digital Image Stabilization to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

HD Movie 720p
A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.

Product Description

OLYMPUS 227615 12.0 Megapixel STYLUS TOUGH-3000 Digital Camera (Blue)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

You should always have a second battery for this camera. Some of the photos were amazing, some were trash. I reset the camera to factory settings yesterday and it appears… Read more ›
I purchased this camera 11 months ago and used it with zero problems in and out of water with great results. I followed all instructions to the letter for maintenance… Read more ›
It has a haze on some of the photos when there is a great contrast between light and dark. It does not take good low light photos, they end up blurry. The battery is not a… Read more ›
Turned out great! Good flash, clear pictures....except for that one time a water droplet was stuck on the lens...just wip frequently and it will be fIne. I felt comfortable… Read more ›
I like that it can be used underwater, but haven't tested that feature yet. It doesn't take the most crisp and pretty pictures, but it does do a good job. I like not… Read more ›
i got because i like to go hiking and other adventures that might damage the camera or get…so far ive had no problems and i get the best high quality pictures and HD video. Read more ›
I chose olympus because I typically get good quality photos out of the point and shoots at a good price but the pictures that come from this camera are poor quality and… Read more ›
Good flash, clear pictures....except for that one time a water droplet was stuck on the…I felt comfortable with the price I paid and the quality of the photos and camera. Read more ›
Whether that is true or not comparisons to photos I had taken with even the 6020 (only $30 more) revealed in more cases than not that the 3000 was the lowest on the scale… Read more ›
But I have not been able to produce a clear photo, indoors or outside! Battery life is very short, videos are nice. Read more ›
It takes good stills images, but sometimes it will focus on the wrong thing. The video is good, since it shoots in 720p HD. It does have auto focus, but lags on occasion. Read more ›
so far ive had no problems and i get the best high quality pictures and HD video. the under water video is great. i got great vid of my cousins girl underwater and i… Read more ›
We LOVED the 790 SW. It took GREAT pictures, was easy to use and held up to a LOT of abuse. But, when my son dropped it and then it was run over by a car, the LCD screen died. Read more ›
Less bulky than most other waterproof cameras, this camera is great fun, easy to use and beach bum proof! Read more ›
Summary: Very easy to use, the current settings appear on the side of the LCD and they are easy to change. A fairly robust feature set as well as its ruggedness are the… Read more ›
*I have not had any issues with the water seal on this camera yet. The color is beautiful! Read more ›
the item arrive on time in new condition, I love the color and size. I have not broken it yet, setting an all time record for camera life for me. Read more ›
So far though it has impressed me. The battery life is really good so far and the time between pictures is a lot faster than my old camera. I love the big screen on the back. Read more ›
The new one only lasts for about…While it is nice that the battery didn't change between the two models, even having the extra battery, it doesn't last through a whole day. Read more ›
He was perfect to hold in my hand, and I liked that his lens was not retractable. To me, that was a feature that was less likely to cause me to send him away to the… Read more ›
The battery life is really good so far and the time between pictures is a lot faster than my old camera. I love the big screen on the back. I also like the idea of a… Read more ›
the purchase process was very good, I get the package on time at the place designated and lenses are excellent. thank you very much Read more ›
One thing that I really found distracting was that the 3000 has most of it's controls underneath a pliable plastic shield, something like the "bubble" type keys on some old… Read more ›
I won't go into great detail about what this camera *should* do; if you are reading this you probably already know that the "Tough" line are designed to withstand pretty… Read more ›
When my water seal finally broke I invested in this one. Overall, the flash is too bright! I use my camera both indoors and in water and for evening use, it washes out the… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Thompson on May 9, 2010
Color Name: Blue
I had high hopes for this camera, but the reality is it is the bottom of the Stylus Tough series. The shutter speed is so slow that by the time the picture is taken the kids have closed their eyes or walked away. The flash is so ridiculous that everything has a white haze around it (that is if it isn't completely washed out). Outdoor pictures are ok, nothing special, the shutter still lags though. I will be calling Olympus with the hopes that my camera was defective and I didn't in fact purchase a low quality product (the only reason I didn't exchange it is because I foolishly didn't test it out until my return period was up, my fault).

On the plus side, I LOVE the one touch HD video recording, and of course, waterproof and shockproof make it great for adventures. The built in storage is great too, just in case you run out of space on your card.

Hopefully, if my unit isn't defective, as the summer goes on, this camera will grow on me! I've got lots of "watery" vacations in store! This camera has lots of potential, no doubt about that, I will continue taking pictures and hopefully post some for others to see.

Accessory Recommendations:
If you buy this product you will most definitely need an adjustable or floating wrist strap (the one it comes with does not tighten around your wrist, and the camera does not float, obviously). You will also want to buy extra batteries (not too expensive on here) as the battery life is pretty weak. For a pretty low price you can get a good warranty with accidental damage because lets face it, if you buy a shockproof/waterproof/freezeproof camera you're likely an adventurous person, and some adventures could leave you with a busted camera!
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Surgery100 on May 24, 2010
Color Name: Blue
Positives:
1) submersible in water to 3m (10 feet),
2) shockproof
3) will work at extreme temperatures (rated to -10C, around 14F)

Negatives:
1)Extremely slow, takes about 6 seconds from the time that you turn on the camera to when its ready to take the first picture. The picture to picture time is also a fairly slow 2 seconds.
2) Poor quality of indoor pictures, some blurring as it does not focus well in poor light. Also some noise on the indoor pictures without flash.
3) LCD is not very bright which can be a problem when trying to compose pictures outdoors

Summary:
Very easy to use, the current settings appear on the side of the LCD and they are easy to change. A fairly robust feature set as well as its ruggedness are the main positives. The poor LCD and very slow response times make it hard to recommend as there are better cameras on the market (see Canon A3100 IS for example). If you need a tough, rugged, camera you'll probably do better with the Panasonic Lumix DMC FT1. Bottom line, I bought this camera and within a week was returning it to buy the Canon A3100 IS, and I'm very happy with that choice.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jmn on July 25, 2010
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
Bought this camera for my 12 year old granddaughter for her birthday. I thought good choice because of water resistance and drop resistance.

Before her vacation, she charged and started practicing with it. She could only take ab out 20 pics. before no battery life left. Tried a few times after charging and the same thing.

REturned that camera and ordered a replacement to be shipped to her vacation spot. The same think happened with that camera - NO BATTERY LIFE AT ALL!!!

Finally returned the second one for full credit - now need to find a replacement that can hold a normal charge of at least a days worth of pics.

Anyone else with this problem???

"Grandma Who Tried"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jesnxtina on May 15, 2011
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
I usually use the disposable water cameras and have been very disappointed in the horrible and dark photos that I would receive....lots of memories were lost. This time I made the purchase and I'm glad I did! I used it in the pool and on the water slides on our trip to the Bahamas. I even used the video feature a few times as we were on the lazy river and on the waterslides! Turned out great! Good flash, clear pictures....except for that one time a water droplet was stuck on the lens...just wip frequently and it will be fIne. I felt comfortable with the price I paid and the quality of the photos and camera. Don't forget the water strap!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Oktyabr on May 2, 2011
Color Name: Blue
After having experience with not only the Olympus Tough 6020, 8000 and the 8010 I thought I had a pretty good grip on what to expect from the newer, and less expensive Tough 3000. I spent a weekend with it, mostly outdoors, and shot many stills and a few videos as well. It's getting returned to the store today and I hope to find another 80xx to take it's place.

While the feature list of the 3000 reads quite similarly to the more expensive models in this family line this is a camera that really does exemplify the old adage "you get what you pay for", in this case, not a lot. I won't go into great detail about what this camera *should* do; if you are reading this you probably already know that the "Tough" line are designed to withstand pretty good shocks, such as an accidental drop onto pavement, and not only be water resistant but truly water PROOF. I favor the "Tough" family of cameras over it's obvious competitors as the Olympus Tough line is also one of the only point and shoot cameras in this class that have mechanical image stabilization, a feature not to be underestimated when shooting action on the go.

While no camera of mine is ever likely to be tossed at a rock or anything the 3000 has a cheap, plastic feel to it that makes it easy to imagine shattering into a million pieces if it was even to fall out of a pocket onto concrete or something. The more expensive models, in contrast, feature a much more solid construction with real metal in it, the 8xxx series even having metal reinforcement in key points (the corners) most likely to take a hit.
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